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This Week’s Basket and Meal Plan

If you live in the Greenville, SC, area (that means everywhere from Easley to Greer, and Simpsonville to Spartanburg) and haven’t tried Milk & Honey Organics yet, please try it! Also, it would be a cool gift for new parents, birthdays, sick loved ones, or a grieving family! Be sure to fill out the surveys on their website’s sidebar to get $5 off your first order. Order by Tuesday at noon for delivery on Thursday or Friday (depending on where you live).

 

This Week’s Basket: Green Beans, Carrots, Red Chard, White Garlic, Green Cabbage, Hurricane Creek Farms Heirloom Tomatoes, Rutabaga, Golden Nugget Mandarins, Navel Oranges, and Fancy Granny Smith Apples.

On Hand: Freezer: Edamame, Berries, Bananas, Nuts, Chili, Flank Steak, Whole Chickens; Fridge: Turkey Broth, Mango Salsa, Apples, Oranges, Celery, Pomegranate, Milk, Soy Milk, Carrot Juice, Kefir, Eggs, Mushrooms; Pantry: Rice, Quinoa, Steel Cut Oats, Pasta, Tomato Paste, Garlic, Yam, Shallots, Onion, Coconut Milk, PB, & Honey.

Grocery List: Food:3 dozen eggs, lettuce, mushrooms, mozzarella and pizza sauce (for pizza), feta or goat cheese (for salads), spicy brown mustard (to keep on hand), cereal, olive oil, half-and-half (for coffee). Household Items: white vinegar (for laundry softener and dishwasher rinse cycle), organic non-chlorine bleach (thank you, Publix!), and paper towels.

This week, I decided to just put generalizations down and not fix a certain meal to a certain day (it’s kind of what’s been happening anyway). So, I start with the weekly meal calendar template and make sure there’s something in every square, and then end up drawing arrows to rearrange based on what we feel like that night. (Note: All ingredients in basket are organic. Ingredients On Hand and on Grocery List are all-natural or organic, if at all possible. Read “all-natural” labels carefully: it means different things to different people. I try to only buy the all-natural products that don’t use added hormones, pesticides, or antibiotics.)

Meals for This Week: Breakfasts: Blueberry Scones, Smoothies (with frozen fruit, kefir, and carrot juice), Warm & Nutty Cinnamon Quinoa, Steel Cut Oats, Basil Omelet Cups (for Sunday: we’re in charge of snacks this week), and, of course, Raisin Bran with Fruit; Lunches: Leftovers, PB&J with Carrots, Chili & Baked Potatoes, Sliced Tomatoes, Fruit, and Homemade Pizza and Salad (for Saturday); Dinners: Ginger Citrus Stirfry, Flank Steak with Roasted Roots (potatoes, carrots, rutabaga, yam, onion) and Green Beans with Pomegranate (for Sunday – see comment in link for recipe), Chili & Baked Potatoes,  Garlicky Red Chard and Coconut Rice, and Garlic Sauteed Cabbage with Potato Wedges.

Bryan was just commenting this past week that he loves the way we cook. It’s hard to put in words. It’s kind of a North + South thing. We don’t cook exactly like my family (from the North) and we don’t cook exactly like his family (from the South). We’ve kind of taken the best from both (in our opinion, of course) and removed a lot of the frying and meat in general (frying for health reasons, meat for budget reasons) and added a bunch of fresh, organic produce to the mix. We love trying new things, but we have those few staple meals that find their way into our menu plan, intentionally or otherwise, on a regular basis (mostly breakfast items, roasted veggies, homemade pizza, and stirfry, though every once in a while we do break down and have turkey dogs with slaw and mac ‘n’ cheese – but we’re learning to find organic and whole grain options to make even these little guilty pleasures better for us) .

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Milk and Honey Organics: I’m in Love!

Week 2 from Milk & Honey Organics was every bit as good as Week 1! You probably think it’s crazy, but I was so excited waiting for my basket today! Am I the only one that gets giddy over fresh, organic produce!?!

This week’s sweetness basket came with a pile of parsnips (look like white carrots), a head of lettuce, 2 tomatoes (from local Hurricane Creek farm), a pile of potatoes, baby bok choy (cabbage), mushrooms, strawberries, 3 pears, 3 oranges, 3 apples, a red pepper and a ginger root. And she even put the little Valentine stickers on them (see Valentine’s post here for the free download). The strawberries said “I love you…BERRY, BERRY much.” The pears said, “We make the perfect PEAR.” And the apples said, “You’re the APPLE of my eye.” All for just $35 (minus $5 for the survey discount). I’m in love!

This week, I decided to make a menu plan with what we got today (see list above) and what we had left from last week’s basket, along with a few of my own random items. Check out the next post for a Menu Plan for Two!

It’s Finally Here! Organic Produce Delivered to My Kitchen!


I was researching online a few weeks ago and came across this Organic Delivery Service in my area! I admit I was skeptical at first, but I did a little research and decided to take the plunge. I ordered my first basket and it arrived today! (Delivery service for the Greenville area is on Thursdays.)

Definitely fill out the survey on the side bar before you order. Once you fill out the survey, you get a coupon code for $5 off your first order! One of the surveys lets them know what fruits and vegetables you LOVE!!!, are okay with, or think are YUCK!! It’s so cool!

So, they have three packages: $35, $50 or $70. I ordered the $35 package because it said it should be good for 2 people for about a week, plus I used my code, so here’s what I got for $30:

A giant head of lettuce, a bunch of kale, cauliflower, broccoli, 4 large carrots, a bunch of green onions, 4 large shallots, 3 yams, 1 mango, 4 oranges, 3 apples, and 7-8 bananas. 100% Organic and Delivered!! I could get used to this!

The guy who dropped it off is the husband of the business owner. He actually brought it all into my kitchen and put it on my counter for me (so he could reuse his cooler). He also said his wife tries to email recipes that contain the more unusual produce items to the customers each week, in case you don’t know what to do with your groceries. This means my grocery trip will consist of buying my fruit-veggie juice blend (from trader Joe’s that we take our vitamins with each a.m.), organic milk (almond/soy milk for me), eggs, rice (or other grains), beans, and the occasional meat. I’ll be in and out in 15 minutes!

So, if you’re in the Greenville-Spartanburg area, check out Milk & Honey Organics! Place your order by Tuesday at noon if you want a delivery on Thursday.